Statewide Register of Interpreters

Statewide Register of Interpreters

Court Staff, Probation Staff and Court-Ordered Mediation

Court and Probation staff are to email all interpreter requests to with the county name in the subject line.  The only exception to this is for Douglas, Lancaster, and Sarpy counties.  They may continue to email their on-site Operations Team member directly:


The Language Access Program does not pay interpreters used to facilitate communication between an attorney and client outside of a hearing.  Interpreters can assist with brief ex parte conversations if time allows.  As a rule, attorneys should contract interpreters when they need to meet with their clients to discuss their case, court processes, and strategy.  Use the Statewide Register of Interpreters below to reach out to the interpreters for their current rates and availability.  

“To address these needs, the Nebraska Legislature, under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 and LB1014, set aside $500,000 in federal funds for Fiscal Years 2022-23 and 2023-24 to reimburse expenses incurred in the provision of qualified, licensed sign language interpreters (whether on-site or remote) throughout the state (including Lincoln and Omaha) to provide effective communication access services between attorneys and deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing individuals outside of the courtroom.”  Click here for more information or contact the Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.       

Mental Health Board Hearings, Non-Court Ordered Mediation and State agencies

The Language Access Program does not pay for the interpreter in these instances.  Use the Statewide Register of Interpreters below to reach out to the interpreters for their current rates and availability.  

Workers Compensation Court

The Language Access Program will pay for the interpreter, but it is the employer’s obligation to schedule the interpreter.  Use the Statewide Register of Interpreters below to find and secure an interpreter.  Interpreter fees and expenses are fixed and ordered paid in accordance with the Court Interpreter Fee schedule established by the Supreme Court.  Please note that payment may be denied if the Fee Schedule is not adhered to.

Language Name Type Citysort descending Phone Email
Spanish Tara Jackson-Sanchez Registered Omaha, NE 402-321-9228
American Sign Language Jamy Elker Certified Omaha, NE 402-203-3905
Spanish Lilia Bustos Certified Omaha, NE 402-218-8915
Deaf Interpreter Carol Manning Other Omaha, NE 402-216-6487 TEXT ONLY
Spanish Luis Sanchez Certified Omaha, NE 308-760-3486
Spanish Janet Bonet Certified Omaha, NE 402-598-4186
Arabic Tara Trindle Other Omaha, NE 402-649-1352
Chinese Mandarin Claudio Huang Certified Omaha, NE 402-671-9808
Russian Tatyana Novikov Other Omaha, NE 402-996-0802
Nuer Luka Thor Other Omaha, NE 402-314-2683
Spanish Miryan Ingrassia Certified Orlando, FL 239-560-9626
Portuguese Miryan Ingrassia Registered Orlando, FL 239-560-9626
Spanish Marilyn Morales-Toppi Registered Papillion, NE 402-660-1014
Tagalog Anabelle Paghiligan-Wall Other Papillion, NE 402-594-9438
K'iche Sixta Sass Registered Port Orchard, WA 360-876-7140
German, Dutch, Hebrew Daniel Bugel-Shunra Other Port Townsend, WA 360-643-0080
German, Romanian Ioana Paulat Other Portland, OR 360-421-7523
Mam Bertilda Martin Mendoza Other Portland, OR 971-275-2844
Vietnamese Lana Nguyen Certified Prior Lake, MN 612-501-8072
Arabic Sawasan Abugosseia Certified Prospect, KY 502-553-1521
Sudanese Arabic, Juba Arabic Sawsan Abugosseia Certified Prospect, KY 502-553-1521
Spanish Marcela Chudomelka Registered Ralston, NE 402-905-8630
Spanish Paola Tovar Certified Rancho Cucamonga, CA 909-539-5959
Somali Mascuud Xaaji Certified Rochester, MN 507-272-1422
Amharic, Tigrinya Peter Gebre Other Rockville, MD 202-441-7504